Rumor Has It

A necessary update:

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Last week, I wrote a kind of weird (even for me) Rumor Has It column about Wild Buffalo owner Craig Jewell and his girlfriend Kelsey Wylie. As I’m sure a lot of you surmised, a marriage proposal followed shortly thereafter.

My column was just one piece of a vast conspiracy involving Craig and Kelsey’s friends, as well as some people neither of them know nor will ever meet—because it’s Craig, it’s not like he’s going to take the love of his life to Olive Garden and propose over unlimited breadsticks.

Kelsey, we were all in on it, but we only did it to save you from a proposal that involved the Deming Logging Show and tandem log rolling.

I know it seems like I’m joking about that, but I’m not joking about that.

Probably pertinent: She said yes.

Congratulations, Craig and Kelsey. And thanks for letting me take part in the proposal plan. I can’t wait to be the flower girl at your wedding.

Despite the fact that I’ve been talking about New Year’s Eve for two weeks, I’m not done yet. It seems everyone wants to celebrate the end of 2019, aka the longest year of our lives.

Along with all of the other events mentioned in this issue and the last, Culture Cafe is throwing a party and it’s got a few things going for it: 1. Boombox Kid is responsible for the tunes. 2. It’s free. 3. You get a glow stick if you go. Confetti poppers and noisemakers are also available, but they are markedly inferior to glow sticks. Herb’s Cider is also getting in on the NYE action with deep house music courtesy of DJ Zoie Mizuna. Should you want to ring in 2020 overlooking downtown, Studio B will have three DJs and some of the best views in town. Having spent a New Year’s Eve or two at Glow, Studio B’s predecessor, I can attest that the show outside is as good as the show inside.

If you’re in Sunnyland, Twin Sisters is going all out for the occasion, building three bars so that people don’t spend the entire night waiting in line (bless you, Twin Sisters), cooking up an appetizer buffet and inviting Groovebot so you can dance your way into 2020. Tickets are $20-$25, and for an extra $5, you can reserve your seat and score full table service for the night, which seems way worth it to me.

Stones Throw Brewery, which loves any excuse to throw a party, is hosting its own shindig, and Bob Fossil will play, food truck New Public Cafe provide sustenance, and they’ll show the Times Square ball drop twice, live at 9pm and again at midnight because they’re accommodating like that. See you next year!

Past Columns
Drink it up

February 19, 2020

Apologies in Advance

February 12, 2020

All-Ages Action

February 5, 2020

Music at the Movies

January 29, 2020

Hot in Herre

January 22, 2020

Chicken and egg:

January 15, 2020

Say It Ain’t So:

January 8, 2020

Passages:

January 1, 2020

Questions and answers:

December 18, 2019

It’s Baaaack:

December 11, 2019

Of Art and Artists:

December 4, 2019

Fundraising and Family Time:

November 27, 2019

Of beginnings and endings:

November 20, 2019

Of love and loss:

November 13, 2019

Dream All Day:

November 6, 2019

News of the Muse:

October 30, 2019

But wait, there’s more:

October 23, 2019

Comings and goings:

October 16, 2019

Sing Loud:

October 9, 2019

Road to somewhere:

October 2, 2019

Events
Today
Fiction 101 Short Story Contest

10:00am

Human Rights Film festival turns 20

6:30pm

Bellingham City Club Meeting

11:30am|Northwood Hall

Mapping Mountains

4:00pm|Western Library

Beginners Welcome

4:00pm|Village Books

Group Run

6:00pm|Skagit Running Company

Wild Church

6:00pm|Marine Park

Food and Wine Pairing

6:30pm|Cordata Community Food Co-op

The Slacks

7:00pm|Thousand Acre Cider House

Fame, the Musical

7:30pm|Lincoln Theatre

Tomorrow
Fiction 101 Short Story Contest

10:00am

Human Rights Film festival turns 20

6:30pm

Fame, the Musical

7:30pm|Lincoln Theatre

Jazz Lecture Series

2:00pm|Anacortes Public Library

Exploring Equity

2:00pm|Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Keenan's Dinner

4:00pm|Keenan's at the Pier

Trivia Night

6:00pm|Burlington Public Library

Life Between the Pages Dinner Book Club

6:00pm|Evolve Chocolate + Cafe

A date with democracy

6:30pm

Bottle Club

6:30pm|Thousand Acre Cider House

Pasta Party

6:30pm|Community Food Co-op

The Woman's Hour with Elaine Weiss

6:30pm|Performing Arts Center Mainstage

Godspell

7:00pm| Burlington-Edison High School

All the Great Books (Abridged)

7:00pm|Squalicum High School

My Fair Lady

7:00pm|Ferndale High School Auditorium

Balkan Folk Dancers

7:00pm|Fairhaven Library

An Iliad

7:00pm| Firehouse Arts and Events Center

The True Cost

7:00pm|Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall

Jazz and Mariachi Night

7:00pm|Lincoln Theatre

Good, Bad, Ugly

7:30pm|Upfront Theatre

The Curious Savage

7:30pm|Claire vg Thomas Theatre

WWU Wind Symphony

7:30pm|Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

House Concert with Meghan Yates and Louis Ledford

7:30pm|Chuckanut Center

Typhoon of Tenderness

8:00pm|Sylvia Center for the Arts

Friday
Fiction 101 Short Story Contest

10:00am

Human Rights Film festival turns 20

6:30pm

Fame, the Musical

7:30pm|Lincoln Theatre

My Fair Lady

7:00pm|Ferndale High School Auditorium

All the Great Books (Abridged)

7:00pm|Squalicum High School

Godspell

7:00pm| Burlington-Edison High School

The Curious Savage

7:30pm|Claire vg Thomas Theatre

Typhoon of Tenderness

8:00pm|Sylvia Center for the Arts

Wild Things

9:30am|Interurban Trail

A Forest of Words Poetry Competition

10:00am|Whatcom County

Cultural Arts Festival

12:00pm|Bellingham Cruise Terminal

Valley Writers

1:00pm|South Whatcom Library

Fourth Friday Art Walk

5:00pm|Historic Fairhaven

The Hobbit

7:00pm|Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth

Sanford-Hill Piano Series

7:30pm|Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

Cupid's Arrow, Fifty Shades of Velvet

7:30pm|Upfront Theatre

Comedy Night at Chair 9

9:00pm|Chair 9

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